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The government’s fiscal strategy for next year is appropriate, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), but it has stepped up its warnings about the need to prepare for longer-term – and largely unavoidable – pressures on expenses. The aging of the population and the need to spend massively to combat climate change will …

Connect union members working in water utilities have voted overwhelmingly in favor of industrial action if the government fails to meet commitments made to their terms and conditions of employment. A ballot of members employed in local government water services, which was counted last night, resulted in a majority of more than 96 per cent …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Sunday’s bombing in central Istanbul a “treacherous attack” and said “those responsible will be punished”. His comment follows the arrest of a woman suspected of deploying the bomb and 45 other people believed to have been involved. Six people were killed and more than 80 injured in the attack. …

Doctors have estimated that one in 12 children are now on waiting lists for various types of treatment based on the latest hospital data. Figures also show that the number of people waiting for surgery in hospitals rose by more than 500 between September and October despite funding being given to the problem. In total, …

REGULATIONS introduced by the UK government to order comprehensive abortion services in Northern Ireland are legally invalid, the Court of Appeal has been told. The lawyer for a pro-life group also claimed that subsequent amendments cannot rehabilitate legislation that has been deemed a “corpse”. Earlier this year the High Court ruled the Secretary of State …

PUBLIC support for Sinn Féin has dropped for the first time in more than eight months, a new poll reveals as the party gathers for its ard fheis in Dublin this weekend. Mary Lou McDonald’s party is still by far the most popular in the country, its support dropping three points to 34%, according to …

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Simon Murray, has dismissed the former Speaker of the Assembly’s claim that forcing Unionists to pay a hefty £1,300 citizenship fee and taking a UK living test in order to obtain British citizenship if they were born in the 26 counties after Ireland left the British Commonwealth …

Click Energy has confirmed that domestic customers will benefit from a price reduction of 54.72% from November 1, 2022. The supplier is the smallest of five electricity providers for households in Northern Ireland and the price drop follows a 28.2% rise since the start of October. It follows the UK government’s announcement of the Energy …

New28.10.2212:15 p.m. by Tim Clark Housing delivery across Northern Ireland is being hampered by the country’s lack of formal government, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned. Image: Getty dividing lines Housing delivery in Northern Ireland is hampered by lack of formal government, CIH warns #UKhousing The lack of a functional executive in Stormont …

Governments are still prioritizing the use of fossil fuels despite the severe damage to people’s health from climate change, a major new report has warned. The Lancet Countdown, an annual assessment of climate change and health, warns that the majority of governments surveyed do indeed subsidize fossil fuels – to the tune of $400 billion …

Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker has warned that eurosceptics will “implode the government” if the current policy on the protocol is not continued. r Baker was speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday after declaring his public support for potential Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak. The Minister said he believed Mr Sunak would become the …

Angler Seamus O’Neill has been fishing in western Conamara for almost 30 years. Wild Atlantic salmon, a species of fish with legendary status on this island, has always been abundant in the Dawros River. But the number of salmon returning upstream to spawn has dropped dramatically in recent years. “Nearly 20 years ago we had …

morning view It remains to be seen whether this action will be enough to save the Prime Minister, Liz Truss. If the markets calm down and the economy stabilizes, it will be following her reversals on the flagship policies that she wanted to define her leadership. None of this uncertainty and instability at Westminster is …

Up to 400 forestry jobs are at risk this winter due to what the industry has described as an “unacceptable” delay in releasing details of a new government payment scheme. So says the sector’s leading industry body group, which has accused the agriculture ministry of being “permanently underachieving” when it comes to its management of …

Pai Rathaya talks to an actor as he prepares for the show. Photo by Shamim Malekmian. On Thursday evening, Pai Rathaya sat on her knees on the floor between rows of theater chairs, gazing at the set she had designed. For Animalsa modern version of George Orwell farm animalwritten and directed by Louise White, Rathaya’s …

IRISH shoppers are buying clothes made from cotton produced by forced labor in China, human rights groups have warned. Several well-known fashion and sports brands are named in documents presented to the Revenue Commissioners in recent days. The groups have called on Revenue to impose a comprehensive ban on imports of cotton products from China’s …

The Irish government is working with Kyiv authorities and Rory Mason’s family to bring home the remains of the Irishman killed in action in Ukraine. The 23-year-old Dunboyne native was killed last week while serving with the International Legion in Defense of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. Meanwhile, the government is also involved in helping …

Ireland is riddled with “a high level of racism and hate”, the Seanad said as the government was urged to ensure that proposed hate crime legislation will apply to public officials and local authorities. Independent Senator Eileen Flynn made the call as she also welcomed media attention to criticism of public comments by a Fianna …

A Taoiseach Micheál Martin pictured at the funding announcement under the Shared Island Local Authority Development Funding Scheme in Cavan yesterday Three new projects under the North West City Region initiative have received funding. Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council will work together on a cross-border basis to showcase a number …

Government backbenchers have increasingly criticized the levy announced in the budget on the sale of concrete products to help defray the cost of repairing homes affected by mica. The move was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe on Tuesday and is expected to bring in €80million a year, but Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael backbenchers …

You might ask yourself three fundamental questions about the 2023 budget. Does it keep public finances on a sustainable path? Is this a wise use of public resources? And under current circumstances, will this add to inflation? Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath seem to be sticking to the budget envelope of 6.7 billion euros …

As many as 290,000 people in Ireland are likely to be homeless in hiding, as friends or family are increasingly called upon to provide accommodation for others. One in four people know someone who has experienced hidden homelessness in the last 12 months, according to research by Simon Communities Ireland. People affected by hidden homelessness …

The government has approved the publication of the Work-Life Balance Bill which will introduce paid leave for victims of domestic violence. he bill will bring in a series of measures to improve family-friendly work practices and support women in the workforce. Once the legislation is enacted, people who suffer or are at risk of domestic …

Swedish centre-right leader Ulf Kristersson said coalition talks to form a new government had gotten off to a constructive start. Mr Kristersson, leader of the centre-right moderates, was given the mandate for political negotiations after his conservative-liberal bloc won the Swedish general election. He is likely to form a minority government with smaller allied parties, …

The 2022 municipal elections are just under a month away, but Lake Country already has its first new mayor in 17 years. Former District Councilor Blair Ireland was acclaimed for the post after the only other candidate, Barry Rhodes, withdrew from the race. “Barry has issues he would like to raise and it’s always best …

The government has been accused of refusing to meet with anti-abortion representatives over Ireland’s abortion law review at a rally in Dublin on Saturday. Independent TD Carol Nolan told a March for Life rally opposite Leinster House on Molesworth Street that there was “absolutely no excuse for the way the government is excluding the anti-abortion …

European Union ministers on Friday asked the Commission to propose emergency liquidity measures to help tight energy markets as well as to break the link between high gas and electricity prices. While they all agreed on the need for urgent action, they refrained from calling for a mandatory reduction in electricity demand – perhaps the …

Environment Minister Eamon Ryan said the government would do everything possible “to keep the lights on” this winter. The first priority is to help people pay their energy bills, he told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland. Mr Ryan was speaking ahead of a meeting of EU energy ministers where proposals will be made to forge a …

A UN report that concludes that the People’s Republic of China has committed serious human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other ethnic groups is a damning indictment that Ireland and the EU cannot ignore. Yet silence is exactly what the Chinese Communist Party will use to achieve through fear, threats and intimidation. The report released …

The National Indoor Arena in Dublin will be used to help tackle the current refugee accommodation crisis. In response to a government request, Sport Ireland said the facility is being made available for up to six weeks as part of the emergency response initiative. The organization acknowledged that this will have a temporary impact on …

A woman with heart disease who complained of discrimination against the Irish Prison Service for not being allowed to work from home during the pandemic has been awarded €55,000 by the Workplace Relations Commission. Aroline O’Connor worked as a senior officer at Cork Prison Service from May 2013, full-time, during which time she had a …

Thank you President. Thanks to Special Envoy Geir Pedersen and ASG Joyce Msuya for their sobering briefings. Allow me to join others in welcoming to the Council our new Irish colleague, Ambassador Fergal Mythen. The UK continues to support the Syrian people in their desire for a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict. As we …

The Irish rental market is in crisis, with available properties estimated at just 716, owners leaving the market in droves and experts saying it could be a cautionary tale for New Zealand. New Zealand is widely believed to have a shortage of rental accommodation, but it pales in comparison to Ireland, which has a similar …

Liz Truss plans to launch an ‘Article 16’ case against the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol within days of entering Downing Street if she succeeds Boris Johnson as Prime Minister next month, multiple sources say government insiders. The UK and Brussels are locked in a legal stalemate over the implementation of the deal covering …

Public wage negotiations are set to resume next week after the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) issued an invitation to unions and government officials. Talks between the two sides broke down in June. A government offer of a combined 5 per cent pay rise over two years on top of the 2 per cent in the …

Last year, the number of employees earning over €100,000 at Irish Water increased by 43, from 133 to 176. That’s according to the utility’s 2021 annual report which shows Irish Water’s operating profit last year soared 46% to £382.34 million. The utility’s 2021 annual report shows Irish Water has recorded an increase in operating profits, …

The new Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) for Irish farmers will provide up to €7,300 maximum payment to farmers for general measures and will be a results-based scheme. Companies are thought to receive an average payment of €5,000 for up to 50,000 family farms with higher payments for collaborative projects capped at €10,500. Farmers …

Ards Football Club have taken a big step towards securing a new home, after two decades on the road. he Lough 41 Championship club has signed a long-term lease on six acres of Ards and North Down Borough Council land, known as Floodgates. The unused ground is on Portaferry Road and a few hundred yards …

Mocking elites have been silenced by an influx of American entrepreneurs ready to unleash Britain’s Brexit power. Nile Gardiner, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher, has revealed a surge of American businessmen coming to the UK despite liberal media “hissing” about Brexit. Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Gardiner said: ‘East and West Coast elites scoff …

Authorities have considered revoking carbon tax deductions on diesel used on farms, government documents have revealed, warning that the case for its continuation “was not strong”. The issue was among several highlighted in a series of pre-budget briefing papers released yesterday outlining proposed changes to taxation in Ireland. Among them, the government has been asked …

THE head of the Royal Black Institution sent a message of defiance to the British government on Saturday, warning that Northern Ireland “is not for sale”. In an address to members of the order, the Sovereign Grand Master, Reverend William Anderson, also said their British citizenship had been “seriously eroded” by the Northern Ireland Protocol. …

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One lab’s choices to reduce waste generation and energy consumption — such as switching from plastic to reusable glassware — have saved thousands of dollars.Credit: Jane Kilcoyne It all started in 2019, with a simple switch from 200 milliliter plastic containers to compostable containers. But over the next year, chemical researcher Jane Kilcoyne and her …

The UK languishes near the bottom of a ranking of European countries for measures taken to ease the burden of high fuel prices. The UK government is 12th out of 13 European countries to have cut petrol taxes since prices started to soar in March, according to the RAC. However, 15 other European governments have …

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Figures released this morning by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization show there were 998 bedless patients in July at Galway University Hospital, making it the third most overcrowded country / Only University Hospital Limerick and University Hospital Cork had more with 1,268 in Limerick and 1,000 in Cork. St …

It’s been just over 100 years since the first combustion tractor engine rolled through an Irish field. Over the past 100 years, our great agri-food sector has become a center of technology, research and continuous development. Even Henry Ford, whose roots can be traced back to a West Cork farm and who developed the truly …

Ireland has asked the EU to give the country’s grass-fed beef similar protection to champagne and Parma ham. Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has told Cabinet of a deal his department and Bord Bia have struck with their counterparts in the North and Britain which could see beef raised and fed in Ireland given the Protected …

The collapse last week of Italy’s government under Mario Draghi created the potential for the country’s first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini. Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), a neo-conservative and right-wing populist party led by Giorgia Meloni, has its roots in Mussolini’s Fascist National Party and its post-war successor, the Italian Social Movement. In recent …

In the aftermath of Ireland’s hottest day in over 130 years this week, small family groups made their way through Allen’s bog in the country’s Midlands to collect sun-dried grass. The peat briquettes, which are licorice black when cut into the ground, had turned a toasty brown in the high temperatures of July and were …

Photo by Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Image Following the EU’s decision to take further legal action against the UK, this article has been updated to reflect the most recent developments regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol. The answer begins in 1921, when 26 of Ireland’s 32 counties gained independence from the UK. Since then, the UK …

The government recorded a surplus of 300 million euros in the first three months of the year, down from the surplus of 4.1 billion euros recorded in the last quarter of 2021. Despite the decline, the figures for the first quarter of 2022 show a marked improvement compared to the same quarter of last year, …

Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin presents Women and the State: Writing Irish History, an event at this year’s Earagail Arts Festival that “looks back and forward in time, through the lens of changing societal attitudes and beliefs, to explore questions of identity, place and community “. Where does the desire to write come from? What …

When Michael Carroll’s two-year-old granddaughter took his hand to guide him to her own home in Cork, he realized his failing eyesight was affecting everyone in the family. Realizing this and not wanting to wait on a list for years, he traveled to a Spanish hospital near Alicante where he underwent cataract surgery a few …

Bank of Ireland has warned it has seen a 50% increase in detections of so-called ‘smishing’ cases since a new tactic was introduced by fraudsters seeking to access customer funds via Apple or Google Pay. The scam involves fraudsters sending fake text messages to people who appear to be from a delivery company, An Post …

The government won a vote on a motion of confidence in the Dáil by a comfortable majority of 85 votes to 66 after gaining the support of some MPs and independent MPs who lost the coalition party whips. Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in the Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Greens administration on Tuesday. However, …

Today was the hottest day of 2022 so far, with temperatures nearing 26C recorded at weather stations across the country. A temperature of 25.9 degrees was recorded at the Met Éireann weather station at Shannon Airport in Co Clare this afternoon. At another weather station in Athenry, Galway recorded a reading of 25.8 degrees. Air …

It was a week that brought warnings about the need for good government, if you knew where to look. The Coalition’s most comfortable and cohesive double act, that between Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Spending Minister Michael McGrath, kicked off Monday with their summer economic statement, and with it some intense months of negotiations …

First-time buyers who cannot afford to buy newly built houses or apartments can from today apply for the government’s €400 million share capital scheme. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is due to announce the First Home program on Thursday, which the Coalition says will fund up to 8,000 homes over four years. The scheme will be …

Published: Tue, Jul 5, 2022, 10:26 AM Last update: Tue, Jul 5, 2022, 10:28 AM SIPTU members of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) will today go on a 24-hour work stoppage following the government’s refusal to discuss with their union their need for a pay rise for the first time in 14 year. SIPTU members …

The backdrop for Monday’s release of the government’s Summer Economic Statement is provided by rapidly changing borrowing costs. The price of longer-term public fundraising has jumped about two percentage points since the start of the year and could rise further. Financial markets have been anticipating changes in short-term interest rates from the European Central Bank …

A pensioner is growing increasingly worried about rising bills and thinks it’s time the government stepped in to make sure older people don’t feel the brunt of inflation. ill Rothwell (89), from Drimnagh, Dublin, is a widower, grandfather of six and great-grandfather of two and, like all pensioners, has noticed his rising shopping bills and …

There probably won’t be a cake for Micheál Martin to celebrate his two years as Taoiseach – the Corkman is notoriously vigilant about his diet – but the fact that the tripartite government is still standing may be reason why d others give themselves up. While many have erased 2020 from their memories, it is …

THE Government must tackle homelessness with the same urgency as it did the Covid pandemic – as Sinn Fein says Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien’s position has become ‘untenable’. Homeless charities are calling for urgent action as new figures show there are 10,325 homeless people. 2 The number of homeless people has increased for five consecutive …

Thousands of farmers drove their tractors along major roads across the Netherlands, rumbling through morning traffic as they headed for a mass protest against Dutch government plans to limit carbon dioxide emissions. nitrogen and ammonia. The national infrastructure authority has urged motorists to delay their journeys as slow-moving tractor convoys defied calls not to use …

The three Coalition leaders will meet Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath on Monday evening ahead of far-reaching decisions on fiscal strategy, public sector wage negotiations and the government’s continued response to the rise. of the cost of living. Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan …

Up to 40 Russian spies are working undercover in Ireland, we have learned. Senior security sources told the Mirror that the intelligence services now have dozens of men and women working for them here – gathering information to pass on to Moscow. “Their intelligence operation here is very important,” a source said last night – …

Hello. If Brexit is the story that will rumble endlessly, and landmines like the mica controversy and President Higgins’ protests will blow up from time to time, then the cost of living is the issue that won’t let the government only. Further evidence from last night’s parliamentary party meetings, where government TDs were moderately agitated …

The heartbroken mother of an Irishman, who disappeared from a mountain park in America a year ago, fears her son is dead. Grainne McLaughlin’s 27-year-old son, Cian, from Dublin, went missing from Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming last year on June 8. She revealed her worst fears for her son – exactly a year …

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At around 4:25 a.m. last Monday, as crowds thronged Dublin Airport like a crowd outside Croke Park on the last All-Ireland day, I exchanged bleary-eyed greetings with a TD of Sinn Féin. “Of course, everything will be different when you’re in government,” I joked. The expression that crossed his face was not one of serene …

Hundreds of schools under pressure due to the education of children fleeing the war in Ukraine have asked for government help to respond to the crisis. In communications between the schools and the Department for Education, published in The Irish Times, the scale of the impact felt is highlighted, with one school highlighting the fact …

POLITICAL stability has long been cited as one of the main considerations for foreign direct investors. Well known for its skill level, low cost of operation and position as a global competitor in emerging technologies, there is no doubt that Northern Ireland is considered by such investors. And this is certainly the case within fintech. …

The expenditure intervention will offset 82% of increased energy costs, and more than 90% for the poorest families. This will likely spur our government’s demand to review its own aid program before the end of the summer. This is probably in the context of the Republic’s energy policy, given the requirements to achieve net zero …

Sharp divisions have emerged between government and opposition over the attendance of eight TDs and government senators at the Punchestown races last month as guests of the Irish Bookmakers Association. Main opposition Sinn Féin said their participation was “deeply concerning” and suggested a dysfunctional relationship between the gambling industry and the politicians tasked with regulating …

Strengthening the national grid and revamping green energy carriers could reduce electricity bills for homes and businesses, a leading industry group has claimed. National electricity grid operator Eirgrid recently awarded contracts to 80 new projects, with the capacity to supply around half of the Republic’s peak electricity needs, under the Renewable Energy Support Program (RESS) …

The government appears ready to approve a plan for far-reaching changes to the state’s civil justice system. Many reforms, set out in a report by a review group chaired by retired High Court President Peter Kelly, are overdue and will help turn this slow and cumbersome system into a more efficient and accessible one. The …

For the first time in the history of Northern Ireland, an Irish nationalist party wins an election. More so, that party was Sinn Fein – once the political arm of the Provisional IRA, it believes the six counties do not belong in the UK. Speaking to the media after the election, Nicola Sturgeon was quick …

The European Union is preparing options to react if the UK government goes ahead with plans to unilaterally roll back Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements. Member state ambassadors have called for action to be prepared if London chooses to escalate a row that has plunged close trading partners back into acrimony after months of cooperation over …

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has crafted new legislation to roll back elements of the post-Brexit deal to be implemented by summer unless the European Union moves. Although legislation on unilateral action has already been drawn up by Ms Truss, she told parliament on Tuesday that the “preference remains a negotiated solution with the EU”. Following …

The government is seeking the public’s opinion on the continuation of pay restrictions at Irish banks that were bailed out during the financial crisis, as part of a review of the future of the sector. “Different views exist on this topic, but I think it’s important that the issue be considered as part of the …

Declassified files from the 1970s show that the British government planned to discredit Amnesty International in response to its work investigating the use of torture by British forces in Northern Ireland. An internal Foreign Office memo from December 1971 proposes that the government release details of the “personal history and anti-British bias” of Thomas Hammarberg, …

The situation around the Northern Ireland protocol is “now very serious”, said the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson spoke to Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin on Tuesday about post-Brexit arrangements. In an account of the call by Downing Street, the two leaders agreed on the vital importance of restoring devolved institutions in Northern Ireland as soon …

Ireland’s medicines budget has been falling in recent years as a percentage of overall healthcare spending, according to figures from a variety of sources, including the Health Service Executive. An industry report that looked at official Irish figures as well as those from 14 other EU states found that the state spends slightly less of …

The Taoiseach visited The Irish Times offices last week and sat down for an interview you may have seen over the week. He focused on Northern Ireland, the prospects for a border ballot, his Shared Island initiative – which is likely to be one of his legacies – and he also touched on the shortcomings, …

Sri Lanka’s beleaguered government won a key vote in parliament as a candidate backed by the ruling coalition was elected vice president – despite mounting public pressure amid the worst economic crisis in decades. The vote was seen as crucial in demonstrating the government still has majority support in the 225-member parliament after 40 ruling …

Gary McDonald Editor-in-Chief 03 May 2022 01:00 A PROJECT which was to create 30 new jobs on the Causeway Coast and Glens is suddenly in jeopardy – as government money it was promised has still not been transferred to its account. Community benefit society ‘Grow The Glens’ received £300,000 from the Community Partnership Fund last …

An independent TD has called on the government to treat the problem of overcrowding in hospitals as an emergency, as emergency departments (EDs) across the country continue to break records for the number of patients waiting on carts. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO) released on Saturday showed more than 8,717 patients …

HOUSING MINISTER DARRAGH O’Brien has expressed serious concern as new figures show an increase in the number of homeless people in Ireland. Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless. It represents an increase of 3.5% since February. Around 5,000 of these homeless people are single adults, while …

In recent days, there has been a loud and largely enthusiastic response to the European Union’s final agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA is intended to control online content, including social media platforms and video sites. It was touted as a victory for rights and a statement of the EU’s commitment to …

A Turkish court has sentenced prominent civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala to life in prison without the possibility of parole, finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government amid mass anti-government protests in 2013. Kavala (64) had been in prison for 4½ years without conviction and has denied charges against him over …

KPMG has secured millions of pounds in UK government contracts since pledging to temporarily stop bidding for public sector work after being threatened with a ban over its involvement in a series of corporate scandals . The Big Four consultancy has won 22 UK public sector contracts worth £10m (€11.9m) since saying in December it …

Northern Ireland will have to lose more than a million sheep and cattle to meet its new legally binding climate emissions targets, according to an industry-commissioned analysis seen by the Guardian. The large-scale reduction in livestock numbers comes after the jurisdiction’s first-ever climate law was passed, obliging the agricultural sector to achieve net-zero carbon emissions …

A MAJOR development in the way Irish betting companies advertise in the UK is set to see former players and current pundits escape the gambling advert crackdown. Irish companies such as Paddy Power, Sky Bet and Betfair – all part of the Flutter stable – have been told companies like Roy Keane and Peter Crouch …

There is also the threat of Russian influence on the outcome of democratic elections. Ireland mulls possible ban on political party crypto donations On Monday, news hit the wires of the Irish government planning to ban crypto donations from political parties. According to Monday’s report, “new political integrity rules” are being prepared to prevent Russian …

IRISH winter athletes could expect better public funding and better facilities under a new four-year plan from the Olympic Federation of Ireland. Ireland enjoyed some success at the recent Beijing Olympics as a team of six athletes finished in the top 15 three times. 2 Ireland squad could get more funding under new federation 2 …

Irish language organization Conradh na Gaeilge said it walked out of a meeting with a British government minister on Tuesday after he refused to give them a specific date for the introduction of promised legislation guaranteeing the language rights of Irish speakers. Conradh na Gaeilge, who has campaigned for the introduction of an Irish language …

A number of hauliers and truck drivers protesting soaring fuel prices have been fined for obstructing roads in Dublin’s docklands. The protest caused disruption in the east of the city after protesters gathered early Monday morning. Truckers and hauliers protesting against rising fuel prices blocked roads to Dublin Port but caused little disruption to traffic. …

The war in Ukraine is a “stark reminder” that we cannot take democracy and peace for granted, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said in a statement marking the 24th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement on Sunday. In the statement, Mr Martin said the island of Ireland was united in revulsion at Russian aggression against Ukraine and “in …

Hospitals in Sri Lanka will soon be unable to provide even emergency services due to critical shortages of medicines and medical equipment caused by the country’s economic crisis, it has been warned. There are fears of a ‘catastrophic death toll’ if supplies are not replenished. Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in decades …

Irish citizens are “clearly the most pro-European of all European citizens”, according to the annual Eurobarometer report for Ireland. And, while 71% of people think things are going in the right direction for the country in general, many of us are worried about the rising cost of living, with 44% of us saying this is …